Healed from effects of a fall

Mary Baker Eddy says on page 444 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Step by step will those who trust Him find that ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ ” Several years ago I found myself in trouble—and healing did indeed come “step by step.”

It was early morning in Rome, Italy. I was in a hurry to finish my shower, pack, meet my son for breakfast, and then get on a train for Florence. In my haste, I slipped in the tub and ended in a heap. I wasn’t hurt, I told myself, just humiliated. I managed to get out of the tub, dress, and meet my son. But when we got to the train station I felt a severe pain in my side. Had I pulled something when I fell?

Instantly, I stopped and said to myself, “The real me is not matter, made up of blood, bones, or muscles.” I found a bench to sit on and got out my Study Edition of the Christian Science Bible Lesson. The subject that week was “God the Only Cause and Creator,” and it was exactly what I needed. I read this passage from Science and Health: “Mind, not matter, is causation” (p. 208). Further down the same page, I read, “You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness.” I knew this was true, and the pain abated somewhat. The rest of the train trip went well, and we were delighted with our hotel in Florence.

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